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Publisher's Summary

Named one of the top 10 lifestyle books for fall 2017 by Publishers Weekly.
In tales from 21 knitters, Clara Parkes examines a subject that is irresistible to us all: the yarn stash.
Anyone with a passion has a stash, whether it is a collection of books or enough yarn to exceed several life expectancies. With her trademark wry, witty approach, Parkes brings together fascinating stories from all facets of stash-keeping and knitting life - from KonMari minimalist to joyous collector, designer to dyer, spinner to social worker, scholar to sheep farmer.
Whether the yarn stash is muse, memento, creative companion, career guide, or lifeline in tough times, these deeply engaging stories take a surprising and fascinating look at why we collect, what we cherish, and how we let go.
Contributors include New York Times best-selling authors Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Debbie Stoller, Meg Swansen and Franklin Habit, Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner, Adrienne Martini, and a host of others.
©2017 Clara Parkes (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Aly on 03-10-18

Another Delightful Read From Clara Parkes

Clara Parked has outdone herself with this collection of essays. The varying viewpoints were interesting to hear. Even if I didn't agree overall with a stated philosophy, there were still points within that I identified with. Behold the power of yarn to unite. Franklin Habit's essay was particularly poignant and personal. That one in particular will stick with me for a while.

I strongly believe that the publisher has done everyone (readers, listeners, essayists, and editor) an enormous disservice by not having Clara Parkes narrate this anthology. Two of the three narrators are wooden and stilted, clearly having a complete lack of fiber in their souls. The writing is strong enough to overcome these deficits but the voice of the writers could have been so much more. I still encourage knitters to give a listen anyway. It's like knitting an excellent yarn base with a dye job not quite equal to it. And let's face it, that still beats a beautiful dye on a crappy base any day.

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